Finding the perfect balance of country living within easy reach of Scotland’s capital needn’t be a dream. Award-winning national housebuilder Dandara’s new communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians offer a unique opportunity to make it a reality.
Eskbank Gardens, in the popular suburb of Dalkeith on the Borders Railway route, features homes for every lifestyle including the showpiece Drum, a contemporary four-bedroom family home with living space set over three floors.
A large lounge with double doors leads to the open-plan kitchen and dining room, provide ideal opportunities for relaxation and entertaining on the ground floor. On the first floor, bedroom one features a spacious walk-in wardrobe, there’s also a beautifully appointed family bathroom and second double bedroom. Two further double bedrooms and a shower room occupy the second floor.
The new Drum showhome is open for viewings by appointment only. Prices start from £449,950.
Also at Eskbank, the 3-bedroom Poplar townhouse benefits from an open-plan living-kitchen-dining ground floor which gives ample space for day to day life and entertaining. Two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom make up the first floor. The principle bedroom, featuring a dressing area and en-suite shower room, is on the second floor. Prices start from £324,950.
Dandara’s regional sales manager, Lisa Archibald, says: “At Eskbank Gardens, we are providing a range of homes suitable for first time buyers, to growing families.
“Eskbank is a key stop on the Borders Railway, which has energised communities south of Edinburgh, giving residents the chance to enjoy the amenities and fabulous countryside which surround them just a short journey away from the cosmopolitan city centre.”
With Edinburgh city centre only 5.2miles away, Dandara’s new community at Ashgrove, Straiton also offers a fantastic range of beautiful three, four and five-bedroom homes.
The five-bedroom Yew is a modern, detached home featuring an integral garage. Its comfortable lounge has double doors opening into a stunning open-plan kitchen-dining room, ideal for families. Upstairs are five double bedrooms, two of which benefit from walk-in wardrobes and en-suite shower rooms. The showhome is open for viewings by appointment only. Prices start from £509,950.
Dandara’s highly anticipated new development at Shawfair, one of the most sought-after locations in Scotland, will be launching soon, with a first release of properties including a range of two, three- and four-bedroom homes to choose from.
Surrounded by woodland and offering a host of community amenities, ‘Edinburgh’s new neighbour’ Shawfair will include schools, shops and offices, making it ideal for first time buyers and young families. Dandara’s development is perfectly placed less than a mile from the train station, so residents can reach the heart of Edinburgh in just 15 minutes.
Coming soon to the development, the Ash 2-bedroom home is popular with first time buyers and benefits from a dual-aspect layout on the ground floor with a lounge to the front of the property and kitchen at the rear. Upstairs there are two generous double bedrooms which both have fitted wardrobes for additional storage.
The Ash is also available in a 3-bedroom option which is ideal for young families. The dual-aspect open-plan lounge-dining-kitchen has French doors providing access to the rear garden. Upstairs, there are three comfortable double bedrooms, with bedroom one benefitting from an en-suite shower room.
For larger families, The Alder is a perfect choice. This three-storey property features a dual-aspect open-plan lounge-dining and kitchen area, separate utility room, and WC on the ground floor. The first floor hosts two generous double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a contemporary family bathroom. The principal bedroom occupies the whole of the top floor and features a dressing area and stylish en-suite shower room.
Lisa Archibald adds: “This is the perfect time to secure your new home from Dandara. We are offering a 5% deposit contribution on select homes at Ashgrove and Eskbank Gardens, or assisted move to help you sell your home and make the moving process as stress-free as possible. Buyers can also take advantage of the recent LBTT holiday which extends to March 2021.”
In addition to offering award-winning design and build quality, Dandara’s homes are highly energy efficient with photovoltaic panels offering renewable energy, and central heating and hot water provided by energy-efficient, gas-fired boiler systems, which can make Dandara homes up to 50% cheaper to run than a Victorian property.